MCEDC Reelection

Despite diligent campaigning on my part, my proposed successors all lost yesterday’s election.  I will be Chairman of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) for another year.  I have enjoyed the interaction in the position and feel I have learned a lot, but I had offered to step down.  It is not an onerous position, but I often cannot devote the time to it that I think it warrants.  My real job often gets in the way of my extracurricular activities!  For better or worse, my peers on the board disagreed with my self-assessment.

My involvement in MCEDC serves multiple personal and business goals:

  1. It is a way to give back to our community.  It is truly a need that was neglected before MCEDC’s inception.
  2. It is a way for me to know what the trends are in Marshall County as well as our region.  This helps me give direction to Easterday Construction.
  3. It is a way to influence the direction of Marshall County.  MCEDC has been a force in drawing our communities together and finding common goals that move our county forward.  I am proud to have been a part of this.

Regarding other board member updates, Roger Umbaugh was reappointed by Marshall County as their representative.  Don Mahoney was reappointed by Argos as their representative and accepted another term as Treasurer.  Bill Davis, Bremen’s representative, accepted another term as Vice Chairman.

I’m looking forward to another year of making a difference.  As always, suggestions are welcome.

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